17 July – Divided Selves – Prof Ernesto Spinelli
Both therapeutic and psychological literature addresses various instances when we experience self to be ‘split’, divided, multiple in ways that are likely to generate a sense of alienness and unease. But what might these instances reveal about the self?
This phenomenological self enquiry is a full immersion into existential theory and depth psychology through an innovative combination of lectures and exercises specially designed to “bring to life” the following key topics:
23 October – From Space to Place – Prof Robert Romanyshyn
13 November – Selves-in-relation— Prof Ernesto Spinelli
11 December – Time: Memory and Imagination – Prof Robert Romanyshyn
Saturdays 10am to 1pm (UK time)
Bárbara Godoy M.A., Adv. Dip. Exi. Psy, UKCP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor, MBACP and SEA – Director of Therapy Harley Street. Bárbara’s academic experience in London since 2008 includes lecturing and researching on the theory and practice of Phenomenological Existential Therapy on Doctorate, MA and professional courses at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology, Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling directed by Emmy van Deurzen. Bárbara has facilitated therapeutic Group Work internationally since 1997. The question about the meaning of Being-Woman was the topic of her thesis completed in 2005 and evolved into two main Women’s Groups: “Nine muses” and “Four Seasons” which she leads in addition to her individual private practice. Currently as the clinical director of THS, Bárbara leads a team of over 20 professional practitioners in the area of Psychological services and Wellbeing consultancy. Bárbara is also founder director of THS’s Personal Development and CPD Programmes.
Prof. Ernesto Spinelli has gained an international reputation as one of the leading contemporary trainers and theorists of existential analysis as applied to psychology and psychotherapy as well as the related arenas of coaching and conflict mediation. He is a Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an APECS accredited executive coach and coaching supervisor. In 1999, Ernesto was awarded a Personal Chair as Professor of psychotherapy, counselling and counselling psychology. In 2000, he was awarded the a BPS Division of Counselling Psychology Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of the Profession. And in 2019, Ernesto received the BPS Award for Distinguished Contribution to Practice. His book, Practising Existential Therapy: the relational world, 2nd edition (Sage, 2015) has been widely praised as a major contribution to the advancement of existential theory and practice.
Prof. Robert Romanyshyn was the first non-analyst to be elected as an Affiliate Member of The Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts based upon his scholarly contributions to Jungian psychology. A Fellow of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, he co-founded in 1972 an interdisciplinary program in existential-phenomenological psychology and literature at the University of Dallas. In 1991 he moved to Pacifica Graduate Institute to create a research approach for their innovative doctoral program in clinical psychology with its emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. On his retirement in 2015, he was elected an Emeritus Professor in that program. He has published eight books including Victor Frankenstein, the Monster and the Shadows of Technology: The Frankenstein Prophecies, Leaning Toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life, The Wounded Researcher: Research with Soul in Mind, Ways of the Heart, The Soul in Grief: Love, Death, and Transformation, and Technology as Symptom & Dream. He has also published poems, numerous articles in psychology, philosophy, education and literary journals and wrote a one act play about Frankenstein.